What exactly is an omicron? Chinese scientists have published a photo




The Omicron variant of the new coronavirus appeared in late November, and early studies have shown that it is potentially easily transmitted from previous strains.


Source: zimo.dnevnik.hr

Photo: Profimedia

Photo: Profimedia

The University of Hong Kong on Wednesday released the first photo of the omicron variant of the new coronavirus, which they took with an electron microscope.

Medical scientists, including pathologists and virologists, have been able to do an electron micrograph of monkey kidney cells (Vero E6) after it was infected with an omicron variant of the new coronavirus.

The aforementioned university has published pictures of homicrons with small and large enlargements.

At low magnification, the image shows damage to cells with damaged vesicles containing small black viral particles, the scientists explain.

The high-magnification image shows sets of viral particles with crown-shaped tips on their surface.

Scientists in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Hong Kong have been able to isolate a variant of omicron from clinical specimens, which will allow the development and production of vaccines against the latter variant.

The most important feature of the omicron variant is that it has the most mutations to date on slimy protein, 32. This means that it can easily suppress the immune response and spread easily.

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